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Night Rig

Night Rig

Date Added: 13 November 2009 Contributor: Calum Davidson Year: 2009 Picture No: 2543

The Rather Transocean running anchors at night, in front of Fishertown. First time we have had a rig parked this far up the Firth for a few years. She is being stacked after drilling a Gas well west of Shetland.


This Far DOWN the firth Calum. UP is towards Invergordon. Comment left on 19 November 2009 at 19:41 by Ronald Young
Interesting point Ronald, and as always in these things I guess you are right. Up is North, and Dingwall (and the rest of the Firth) is North West of us, so we are down.

In my defense I suspect my mental map thinks that Cromarty is at the "top" because we are the mouth of the Firth, and as I come from the North Coast, everything else is south!
Comment left on 21 November 2009 at 23:01 by Calum Davidson
Well Calum to be honest i use to think that we were up as well but at the age of 15 when i first started on the boats i got my knuckles rapped for saying so. Comment left on 23 November 2009 at 23:50 by Ronald Young
Actually called The Transocean Rather, I stayed on it the last time it was berthed there, we got off at night for a few hours after our shift was finished, I used to borrow my Dad's car (Lachie) to go home and see my kids before they went to bed in Rosemarkie!! See Invergordon Image Library Picture No 684. Comment left on 27 November 2009 at 22:03 by Billy Winton
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